Daniel McCarron

Research Interests

My main research interests lie in the fields of ultracold atomic and molecular gases. Specifically, I am
interested in methods to produce and manipulate samples of ultracold polar molecules to test the
science of many-body quantum systems, develop new quantum technologies and advance the field of
ultracold chemistry. My experience spans techniques to produce ultracold molecules both directly, by
cooling room temperature molecules, and indirectly, by assembling molecules from pre-cooled atoms.
I am a member of the UConn Atomic and Molecular Spectroscopy and Ultracold Atoms and Molecules groups.



  • Ph.D., Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics, University of Durham, UK, 2012
  • M.Sci., Physics, University of Durham, UK, 2007


  • 2017-present: Professor, Department of Physics, University of Connecticut
  • 2013-2017: Postdoctoral Research Associate, Yale University
  • 1912-2013: Postdoctoral Research Associate, Joint Quantum Centre, University of Durham, UK

Professional Societies

  • Member, American Physical Society
  • Member, Institute of Physics (U.K.)